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Blend fact with short fiction
While many readers may be more familiar with historical fiction in novels, historical short fiction is a substantial genre in its own right. Todd James Pierce, co-author of the textbook Behind the Short Story, shares what he’s learned from a decade of trying to write historical short stories: his eight rules for writing historical fiction.
Improve my odds of getting a story published
We asked many leading editors to share what they look for in a good short story. Here’s what they had to say.
Experiment with flash fiction
Writing short-short stories is an art form. Here’s our ultimate guide to getting started.
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Put together a short story collection
Here’s a quick-and-dirty guide for what you need to know before querying a collection.
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